VirtualRiscPC network upgrade pulledBy Chris Williams. Published: 29th Oct 2003, 13:24:04 | Permalink | Printable
Some cunning person wanted a free rideVirtualAcorn have removed from their website the free networking support update for their commercial VirtualRiscPC emulation software. The decision to pull the update was made after a drobe.co.uk reader revealed that the upgrade could be used to enable networking support in RedSquirrel. RedSquirrel is also an Acorn hardware emulator developed by Graeme Barnes, who later wrote VirtualRiscPC, and is available for free.
"It's a bit naughty downloading a VirtualAcorn upgrade for use with Red Squirrel, so regretfully I have temporarily removed the upgrade from the downloads area", Aaron Timbrell of VirtualAcorn told us after we asked VA to confirm our reader's findings.
"I'm a bit suprised it works but now legitimate users will be inconvenienced while we investigate".
Exploit details removed at the request of VirtualAcorn. The original email we were sent is below, but censored appropriately.
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 23:15:56 -0000
From: sk firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Redsquirrel internet
I have just managed to get !Netsurf working successfully in Redsquirrel 0.6 (RiscOS 3.7) !Oregano2 & ping keeps crashing Redsquirrel; but I am still working on it (Any help is appreciated).
Note: When Redsquirrel crashes, I do not know if data corruption occurs. Therefore I suggest you make a copy of harddisc4. !Netsurf can be found in c:vrpcharddisc4networking (along with many other useful files)
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